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Twentynine Palms

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Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It was previously called Twenty-Nine Palms.GeographyThe city is located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. It lies on the northern side of the Joshua Tree National Park and includes one of the entrances to the Park, at the Oasis of Mara.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 59.1sqmi, all land.The city is at an elevation of.The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms is located there.ClimateDue in large part to its elevation of more than 1900ft above sea level, Twentynine Palms has a slightly cooler climate, especially during winter, than Palm Springs but with essentially the same subtropical desert characteristics. Temperatures reach 100°F on 90 days, 90°F on 155 days, and the freezing mark on 24 nights annually. Extremes range from 10°F on December 23, 1990 to 118°F on July 11, 1961.HistoryTwentynine Palms was named for the palm trees found there in 1852 by Col. Henry Washington while surveying the San Bernardino base line. A post office was established in 1927.Nearby is a small Indian reservation belonging to the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians.
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